Budapest's old funicular railway

The old railway that is Budvari Siklo (Buda Hill Funicular) can be used to transport up and down Castle Hill while visiting in Budapest’s Old Town, or Buda Castle and the Royal Palace. You’ll find it at the bottom of Castle Hill, making it a great way to bypass the step climb all together.

From the Budvari Siklo (Buda Hill Funicular) you’ll get a great view of the hill and the city. A little old-fashioned, the railway is still in good condition. Having been in operation since the late 1800s, the Budvari Siklo (Buda Hill Funicular) is quite an authentic experience while taking in the views of Budapest.

Budvari Siklo (Buda Hill Funicular)
Clark Ádám tèr - Szent György tèr, Budapest

Area: Castle Hill

Open Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun closed

Categories: Tours and Sightseeing, Parks/Gardens

Price: Cost money


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Belváros

Budapest's most visited area
Heroes square
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Situated on the East side of the Danube, Belváros is Budapest’s most visited and busiest neighborhood. Hungary’s version of Paris' Champs-Elysees, Andrassy Avenue, holds many attractions for sightseers. Heroes' Square, the Pest Market Mall, Grand Market Mall, a multitude of dining, shopping, and other diversions, are just a few things to see. Pull up a bench beside the Danube and enjoy the folk music, children playing along the boardwalk, and breathtaking views of Castle Hill.

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Castle Hill

UNESCO wonder overlooking all Budapest
Castle Hill
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The Castle Hill district of Budapest is essentially one gigantic fortification overlooking the Danube and the greater city beyond. Built in 1265, Buda Castle is a UNESCO World Heritage site, which offers a remarkable view of this wondrous city. Perched some 300 feet above the river, this area also has many more historic attractions, such as; the National Gallery, Fisherman’s Bastion, and Mary Magdalene Tower. Visitors will also find many shops and restaurants lining up the streets.

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Erzsebetvaros

Budapest's Jewish quarter
The Hungarian flavor of Szimpla Kert bar
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Named for Emperor Franz Joseph’s wife, Erzsébetváros has been the center of Jewish community in Budapest for over a century. Almost completely destroyed during WW II, the neighborhood has been almost completely rebuilt since the 1980’s. Visitors can now experience some of Budapest’s most beautiful architecture, Dohány Street Synagogue, incomparable kosher delis, and a particularly enchanting nightlife scene.

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Gellért Hill

Parks and scenic vistas
Liberty Monument - Gellert Hill
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Situated on the “Buda” side of the Danube, Gellért Hill towers above Budapest, affording some of the best views of the ancient city. Named for St. Gerard, supposedly killed by pagans in the great rebellion of 1046, the overlook is now one of Budapest’s most affluent residential neighborhoods. Embassies, ambassadorial residences, and some of the city’s nicest parks are here to enjoy. Don’t miss the Citadella, the Liberty Statue, Gellert Baths, and the Gellért Hill Cave.

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Jozsefvaros

National Museum budapest
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A residential area of Budapest since the 1700’s, Jozsefvaros has retained much of its original architecture and charm. Here friendly residents blend in with students at nearby universities, making an interesting melting pot of cultures. Visitors will find such noted attractions as; the Budapest Film School, the National Museum, the Natural History Museum here. The neighborhood is also famous for its underground nightlife scene, as well as a thriving arts community.

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Margit-sziget

Danubius Spa Resort bath
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Margit-sziget, or Margaret Island, sits at the center of all things Budapest, literally. Located in the middle of the Danube River, this is a veritable Hungarian Central Park. Swimming pools, fountains, and a wide array of family activities can be found within this UNESCO World Heritage Site. After a trying day working or sightseeing in Budapest, this is where everyone comes to wind down. You won’t want to miss the healing waters of the world famous Danubius Spa during your visit.

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Terezvaros

The Broadway of Budapest
Franz Liszt Academy of Music
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If Budapest has an area to compare with Manhattan, then it’s Terezvaros. Walking along busy Nagymezo utca, visitors to the city could confuse this busy street with Broadway. Lined with cafes, wine bars and theaters, this street is constantly on the move. Some attractions nearby include; the Operetta Theatre, Europe’s oldest metro line, the House of Terror, the Ballet Institute, Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music, and many more. You’ll also find many exclusive shops, restaurants, and wonderful residences in the area.

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Ujlipotvaros

One of Budapest's best shopping districts
The Hungarian Parliament
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Ujlipotvaros is an older residential and commercial neighborhood of Budapest. For the visitor, it’s most noted for the over 400 stores located around the West End City Center. However, there are some notable touristic attractions including; the Parliament Building, Margit Bridge, stylist homes around Szent István, and of course the almost untouched art nouveau architecture. This area of Budapest is quite different from most others, it is one of the last not completely revamped after WW II.

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Buda Castle - Royal Palace (Kiralyi Palota)
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13th century home of the first Hungarian king
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Landmark suspension bridge

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